Newcastle consider next move after double transfer blow

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Newcastle United are considering their options after Norwich City rebuffed their move for Jacob Murphy.

The club is understood to have approached the Championship over an £8million move for the winger.

But Norwich are unwilling to part with him.

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Murphy, an England Under-21 international, caught the eye against United last season when he scored home and away against Benitez's side.

And Newcastle must now decide whether to raise the stakes – or move on to other targets.

United were also interested in Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was previously a loan target in January's transfer window.

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez

The club registered their interest this summer.

However, the 21-year-old midfielder is set to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

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